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Thread: Finding Greenstone and panning for Gold on the Coast

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    Finding Greenstone and panning for Gold on the Coast

    Evening all.
    Doing a South Island road trip and we are going to the Coast with the family for a few days next week. Does anyone have any tips they are willing to share on some good spots to find some Greenstone? Just want to find a few stones. Also planning on doing some gold panning. I know there are a few public prospecting areas. Is it worth having a go there or doing the tourist thing. We have no experience, apart from watching Aussie Goldhunters on TV. I heard there was a place in Ross where you can do some panning. Is that as good a place as any? Does anyone have any other suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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    You can fossick for greenstone on the beeches , stuff iv found is small but nicely polished , Gold well it shouldn’t really come as a surprise but ya can’t just wander around with a pan & shovel but there are areas you can go
    https://www.nzpam.govt.nz/our-indust...ld-fossicking/
    Just keep in mind the water will be really cold especially for kids a wee sluice box would be the go , easy enough to make your own that way you can more or less just shovel gravel onto it , watch some YouTube to get the gist of it .
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    Cheers for that.

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    I'm planning on being on the coast next week weather permitting
    And i have a great spot for gold as long as the river isn't up.
    I use pans to check the beach out and set up the sluice in the spot i get the most colours

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    We are going to be in Franz for a couple of nights will have a look there in the waiho. Then up to Hokitika for another 2 nights.
    I was thinking of getting a oil changing pan from super cheap. Would that do as a pan?

    https://www.repco.co.nz/en/brands/mo...god/p/A1040322

    Do the job?

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    Yep, that’ll do
    Post up how you get on
    Hope the weathers kind, you can’t beat a good day on the coast !
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    You depart with mighty boasts, but you come back having done little.
    Sounds like a typical hunting trip !

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    Will do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chur Bay View Post
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    We are going to be in Franz for a couple of nights will have a look there in the waiho. Then up to Hokitika for another 2 nights.
    I was thinking of getting a oil changing pan from super cheap. Would that do as a pan?

    https://www.repco.co.nz/en/brands/mo...god/p/A1040322

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    Splash out on a proper pan, leave it in your wagon and you'll be surprised where you find a chance to have a quick pan.
    https://www.trademe.co.nz/building-r...ca88b599d3-003
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    For the price get a proper pan then you can use it as a oil pan

    Keen to hear how you get on
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    Don’t pan the waiho, try the whataroa

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    If you never panned before, you would be better off doing the tourist experience at Shantytown on the way down. Then you will have an idea on what to do. Goldsborough near Hokitika is an excellent spot especially if you have kids. Buy a proper set of pans, small scoop from Bunnings and a small spade can be handy. Never had much luck at Ross and the sandflies moved us on. If you serious about gold, pm me, and I will give you a couple of spot x's.

 

 

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